Analytical precision is essential, whether remediation is to abide by regulatory provisions or for development projects. With specific standards in place for each region and situation, Maxxam has developed comprehensive test packages for soil, groundwater, sediments, surface water and soil vapour to meet provincial regulations and/or Canada-wide Standards as set out by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment.
Fugitive emissions can be a health concern during removal and disposal of mercury-contaminated material at remediation sites. Thus, remediation projects either indoors or outdoors often require on-site, real-time mercury air monitoring with a Tekran 2537. This assures permitted levels are not exceeded during waste processing and human exposure levels are below government regulated toxicity thresholds. Often multiple sites must be monitored continuously. The Tekran 1115 Multi-Port Sampler is the ideal tool for multiplexing the Tekran 2537 for real-time continuous on-site monitoring of mercury fugitive emissions. Please contact us for more information on mercury remediation monitoring.
- Provide transparency and evidence to support assertions on impacts and remediation
- Efficient interaction with stakeholders, regulators and NGOs
- Early warning and monitoring of critical issues such as damage to ecosystems, water table changes, windblow.
Compliance screening and testing is often carried out during the manufacturing phase of a product, and all the way through its disposal or recycling process. It ensures that products and materials meet specific standards or comply with international and local directives or regulations. These standards and regulations are introduced to ensure the quality and safety of a product, and to minimise or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and people. Examples of products or materials tested are: electrical and electronic equipment (for compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive), waste oils, soil (soil remediation depending on contents of toxic metals), children’s products (for compliance with Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008), etc.
No matter what the size of the project is, we service residential, commercial, industrial, local, state and federal agency clients, conducting environmental site assessments, deterministic and probabilistic risk characterizations and Indoor Air Forensic Investigations to evaluate the impact of exposures to hazardous chemicals and radio-logical materials on human health, public welfare, safety and the environment in MA, NY, CT, RI, NH, CO, and the Virgin Islands.
Projects undertaken comply with Federal CERCLA/SARA, TSCA, RCRA, RBCA, Brownfields, NRC, DOD and DOE regulations and/or programs, and at the state level: Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) Remedial Standards, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES), New York (NYSDEC), New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island and other state programs, using innovative approaches to develop site-specific risk-based cleanup strategies and